- Bible the place near Jerusalem where the crucifixion of Jesus took place: Luke 23:33, Matt. 27:33
- [c-] an outdoor representation of the crucifixion of Jesus
- [c-] any experience involving intense pain or anguish
Origin of CalvaryEcclesiastical Late Latin Calvaria from L, skull (see calvarium): used to translate Classical Greek kranion, skull (see cranium) and by the Evangelists to translated, translation Aramaic g?lg?lth?, Golgotha
A hill outside ancient Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.
nounpl. Cal·va·ries, also cal·va·ries
- A sculptured depiction of the Crucifixion.
- calvary A great ordeal.
Origin of CalvaryFrench calvaire from Calvaire , Calvary (hill) Sense 2, from Calvary 1
From Latin calvāria (“skull”)